School and Community Partnerships

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Piloted in 2013-14 with Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary, and now including Julia de Burgos SchoolFeltonville School of Arts and Sciences and Feltonville Intermediate, PAFA's School and Community Partnership brings all aspects of PAFA’s educational programs for students and families to the North Kensington and Juniata Park / Feltonville Community.

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During the academic year, every student at every school receives in-class lessons, opportunities to visit the museum, and a chance to contribute to an Art Island project, which is a multi-week collaborative project that allows members of the community to contribute to a permanent art project that will live at the school. Teachers at all grade levels and subjects receive professional development workshops, parents receive free family workshops to help support creativity at home and PAFA partners with other organizations throughout the year to present a number of arts festivals and celebrations for families in the neighborhood.

PAFA is committed to a deep investment with the North Kensington and Juniata Park community over many years, working alongside partner teachers, principals, parents and community leaders to use the arts to support critical needs in literacy skills for a largely bilingual community. These programs do not replace the need for qualified art teachers in elementary schools, but work alongside committed professionals to support student learning, parental engagement and visual literacy for all members of the community.

PAFA is also committed to building and strengthening partnerships through the arts and is always interested in hearing from organizations and schools that are interested in joining this effort.

2017 - 18 Partners

Taller Puertorriqueño: This wonderful community arts partner works with PAFA on professional development opportunities for art educators working in the neighborhood, hosts family workshops and collaborates on a big end of year arts festival for participating schools and families.

Providence Center: Committed to North Philadelphia’s Fairhill community since 1993, Providence Center offers education programming for children, youth, and adults. PAFA partners with them through their after-school program providing art workshops to participating students and families.

Episcopal Communtiy Services: This great Out of School Time Program provides after-school and summer camp services to elementary and middle school students in the diverse Feltonville neighborhood. PAFA partners with them through their after-school and summer program providing art workshops to participating students and families.

COMHAR HOPE Latino: A specialized program also known as Hispanic Effective Living Program (HELP) designed to meet the needs of members of the Latino community with mental illness. PAFA partners with them providing guided Museum Tours as well as art-workshops on-site to participating members.

The Free Library of Philadelphia: Local branches of the city's library system work with PAFA staff to provide community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members on evenings and weekends.

Research for Better Schools (RBS) at PHMC: Evaluation of the effectiveness of PAFA's programming and community engagement is an essential part of measuring the impact of this initiative and a 2 year evaluation is being conducted by RBS, whose mission is to help schools and other education organizations improve student learning, teacher content knowledge, and instructional effectiveness.

Upcoming Events

SPRING FAMILY FESTIVAL AND ART EXHIBITION

May 20, 2018: Animal Jam!

2:00- 4:30 p.m. Historic Landmark Building

FREE ADMISSION

Through Family Arts Academy, School and Community Partnership Program, and collaboration with community partners, we welcome families to celebrate a year of art making with PAFA with a spring festival! Enjoy music, free food, art-making, a raffle for FREE Summer Art Camp and the annual juried Family Arts Academy exhibition. 

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FESTIVAL DE PRIMAVERA PARA LA FAMILIA & EXHIBICION DE ARTE

20 de Mayo 2018: ¡Carnaval de Animales!  

Edificio Historico de PAFA: 2:00- 4:30 p.m. 

GRATIS                                                                                 

¡Los invitamos a celebrar un año de creaciones de arte con PAFA! Disfruten  de  talleres de arte, pintura de caras,  música, refrigerios, rifa GRATIS para nuestro campamento de verano  y exhibición de arte.

¡Transportación Gratis! 1:30 p.m.: transportación gratis en autobús desde North Kensington y Feltonville. Para registrarse contacte: 215-972-2014 o dsafdeye@pafa.org

Family Arts Academy - Spring 2018 / Taller de Arte en Familia - Primavera 2018

PAFA's Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE weekly programs that aim to strengthen initiatives in family development and art education. Bring the whole family to PAFA on Sunday afternoons from 2 - 4 p.m. to meet local artists, learn new skills, and make a different project every week.

January 21  Knick Knack 

Experience the Rescue installation by Nick Cave and select from found objects to create an ornate sculpture. Teaching Artist:  Aaron Weber

January 28  Blossom Buttons 

Create wearable art inspired by floral still life paintings from the Graphic Womenexhibition. Teaching Artist: Sue Liedke.

February 4  Game Day 

Facepainting, pretzels, puppy bowl and art games. Wear your favorite team jersey and bring it!

February 11  Come. Sit. Color.

Join local artist and PAFA Alumni Jay McClellan, learn about his process and create an animal portrait all your own. Teaching Artist: Jay McClellan & Come Sit Color.

February 18  Bead It 

Using beads, glue and your imagination, bedazzle everyday objects like the artist Liza Lou in the Beyond Boundaries exhibition. Teaching Artist: Cari Freno.

 February 25  Peak Inside  

Learn how artists create installations. Build your miniature family installation with found objects, lights and more. Teaching Artist:  Lindsey Bloom.

March 4  Storydrawing 

Visit the galleries and create an illustrated adventure story based on your favorite painting. Teaching Artist: Jennifer Schetler.

March 11  Dot Your Eyes

Using q-tips, acetate and acrylics learn how tiny dots can create a portrait inspired by artists who use optical illusion.Teaching Artist: Kelly Nicholson.

March 18 Instrument Petting Zoo 

Members of the Delaware County Symphony will be in the galleries to show their instruments, share information and perform.

March 25  Spring Pop-Ups

Welcome all things spring with pop-up cards of flowers, bees, baseball and more. Teaching Artist: Colette Fu.

April 1 Happy Easter, No FAA

April 8  Painting with Light

Learn the earliest form of the photographic process using sunlight and expose your own print. Teaching Artist: Erika Tsuchiya-Bergere.

April 15  Oddities 

Using ceramics create our own surreal and fantastical world while learning handbuilding techniques.Teaching Artist: Kiya Nicole.

April 22  Looking at Sound

Discover how sound waves produce frequencies through patterns in the sand.  Create a mandala pattern inspired by your observations.Teaching Artists: Kara Rutledge & Adam Durant.

April 29  Robo Art

Unlikely tools and technology come together in this workshop as we answer the question, can robots make art? Teaching Artist: Aaron Weber.

May 6  Lenape People

Learn about the Nanicoke Lenni Lenape, the original people of Philadelphia, make traditional corn husk dolls, listen to drumming and dance.Teaching Artist: Trinity Norwood.

May 13 Body of Water  

Collaborate on a large mural using silhouettes of your body on paper and paint water, land and sea creatures. Teaching Artist: Scott Schultheis.

May 20 Family Exhibition and Spring Festival

Celebrate the end of the Family Arts Academy season with an animal themed festival. Enjoy music, food, and artmaking stations with live animal drawing.

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Academia de Artes Familiares

La Academia de Artes Familiares es un programa semanal GRATUITO que brinda la oportunidad para que juntos aprendan sobre el arte compartiendo diferentes puntos de vista generacionales. Traigan a toda la familia a PAFA los domingos de 2 – 4 pm para conocer a artistas locales, aprender nuevas técnicas creativas y crear un proyecto diferente cada semana. 

Enero 21  Decore sus Cosas

Utilizaremos como inspiración la instalación de arte Rescatos, por el artista Nick Cave, para crear esculturas ornamentales usando objetos encontrados.

Enero 28  Botones de Primavera
Crearemos piezas de arte para vestirse inspiradas en las pinturas floreales de la  exhibición Graphic Women.

Febrero 4  Día de Juego

Pintura de caras, pretzels, deporte para mascotas y juegos artisticos. ¡Vístase con la camiseta de su equipo preferido y venga a divertirse con nosotros!

Febrero 11  Venga, Sientese y Pinte

Vengan a conocer a Jay McClellan, alumno de PAFA, y sus pinturas de animales para luego crear un retrato de animal.

Febrero 18  Diseñe con Cuentas

Inspirado por el arte de Liza Lou en la exhibición  Beyond Boundaries, utilizaremos goma y su imaginación para recubrir cualquier objeto cotidiano con divertidas cuentas de colores.

Febrero 25  De una Mirada Adentro

Aprenda como los artistas crean sus instalaciones artísticas y construya su propia instalación familiar en miniatura con objetos en desuso, luces y mucho más.

Marzo 4  Dibujemos una Historia

Visite las galerías y cree su propia historia ilustrada de aventuras basada en su pintura favorita.

Marzo 11  Los Puntos y las Pinturas

Descubra como los artistas utilizan los puntos para crear  ilusiones ópticas que se transforman en magníficos retratos. 

Marzo 18  Los Instrumentos de la Sinfonía

Vengan a ver y escuchar la música de los miembros de la Sinfonía del Condado de Delaware en las galerías de PAFA y luego aprendan sobre sus instrumentos.

Marzo 25  La Primavera Florece

¡Le daremos la bienvenida a la primavera haciendo tarjetas en 3D de flores, abejas, béisbol y mucho más!

Abril 1  Feliz Semana Santa, NO hay talleres

Abril 8  Pintando con Luz

Aprenda a cerca de cómo eran los primeros procesos de fotografía y cree su propia impresión utilizando la luz del Sol.

Abril 15  Excentricidad

Utilize cerámica para realizar una obra sub-real  y fantástica  mientras aprende técnicas para construir a mano. 

Abril 22  Mirando el Sonido

Descubra como las ondas de sonido crean frecuencias de diseños en la arena y cree su propia Mandala inspirada en sus observaciones.

Abril 29  Robo Arte

Vea en este taller como trabajan las herramientas y la tecnología, mientras nos preguntamos: ¿Pueden los robots hacer arte?

Mayo 6  Los Lenape

Descubra sobre los Nanicoke Lenni Lenape, el pueblo originario de Filadelfia.  Aprenda a hacer muñecas de mazorcas de maíz, escuche los tambores y vea las danzas tradicionales de este pueblo.

Mayo 13  Cuerpo de Agua

Colabore pintando un gran mural utilizando su propia silueta sobre papel y pinte agua, tierra y criaturas marinas en el.

Mayo 20  Exhibición de Arte y Festival de Primavera

Celebre con nosotros el cierre del año dedicado al arte y la familia en PAFA. Disfrute de música, comida y estaciones para  dibujar animales en vivo. 

2016 - 17 Partners

Wayne Kleppe: Artist Wayne Kleppe hosted school-wide collaborative workshops in December of 2016 at Feltonville Intermediate School to create an art and visual literacy-based Art Island project that was installed on school grounds permanently.

Taller Puertorriqueño: This wonderful community arts partner works with PAFA on professional development opportunities for art educators working in the neighborhood, hosts family workshops and collaborates on a big end of year arts festival for participating schools and families.

Providence Center: Committed to North Philadelphia’s Fairhill community since 1993, Providence Center offers education programming for children, youth, and adults. PAFA partners with them through their after-school program providing art workshops to participating students and families.

Episcopal Communtiy Services: This great Out of School Time Program provides after-school and summer camp services to elementary and middle school students in the diverse Feltonville neighborhood. PAFA partners with them through their after-school and summer program providing art workshops to participating students and families.

Comhar Hope Latino: A specialized program also known as Hispanic Effective Living Program (HELP) designed to meet the needs of members of the Latino community with mental illness. PAFA partners with them providing guided Museum Tours as well as art-workshops on-site to participating members.

The Free Library of Philadelphia: Local branches of the city's library system work with PAFA staff to provide community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members on evenings and weekends.

Research for Better Schools (RBS) at PHMC: Evaluation of the effectiveness of PAFA's programming and community engagement is an essential part of measuring the impact of this initiative and a 2 year evaluation is being conducted by RBS, whose mission is to help schools and other education organizations improve student learning, teacher content knowledge, and instructional effectiveness.

2015 - 16 Partners

Mia Rosenthal: Artist and PAFA alumni Mia Rosenthal hosted school-wide collaborative workshops in June of 2016 at Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences to create an art and visual literacy-based Art Island project that was installed on school grounds.

Taller Puertorriqueño: This wonderful community arts partner works with PAFA on professional development opportunities for art educators working in the neighborhood, hosts family workshops and collaborates on a big end of year arts festival during May for participating schools and families.

Centro Nueva Creación: Centro promotes resilience in young people through educational enrichment and engagement with the arts and Latino cultures. PAFA's partnership with them started in the summer of 2015 providing art lessons and museum field trips. 

Providence Center: Committed to North Philadelphia’s Fairhill community since 1993, Providence Center offers education programming for children, youth, and adults. PAFA partners with them through their after-school program providing art lessons during out of school time to participating students and families.

The Free Library of Philadelphia: Local branches of the city's library system work with PAFA staff to provide community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members on evenings and weekends.

Research for Better Schools (RBS): Evaluation of the effectiveness of PAFA's programming and community engagement is an essential part of measuring the impact of this initiative and a 2 year evaluation is being conducted by RBS, whose mission is to help schools and other education organizations improve student learning, teacher content knowledge, and instructional effectiveness.

2014 - 15 Partners

People’s Paper Coop: This artist collective is hosting community workshops in April and May 2015 at Julia de Burgos School to create an art and literacy-based Art Island project for the school’s library space

Taller Puertorriqueño: This wonderful community arts partner works with PAFA on professional development opportunities for art educators working in the neighborhood, hosts family workshops and is collaborating on a big end of year arts festival on May 30 for participating schools and families

The Free Library of Philadelphia: Local branches of the city's library system work with PAFA staff to provide community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members on evenings and weekends

Research for Better Schools (RBS): Evaluation of the effectiveness of PAFA's programming and community engagement is an essential part of measuring the impact of this initiative and a 2 year evaluation is being conducted by RBS, whose mission is to help schools and other education organizations improve student learning, teacher content knowledge, and instructional effectiveness.

The School and Community Partnership Program is funded by grants from the William Penn Foundation and The Snider Foundation. Additional support provided by Dale P. and Richard D. Levy.

The Museum Education Van is made possible by a grant from The Snider Foundation.

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